State governments

FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 8:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Win or lose Texas' Senate race, both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures. Perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. For O'Rourke, an upset, or even a close loss, could catapult him to national prominence, allowing the Democratic El Paso...
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November 04, 2018 - 6:15 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn't be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2018 - 8:13 pm
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday used his final Florida campaign event before next week's elections to implore supporters to send Republicans to the governor's mansion and the U.S. Senate, claiming that allowing Democrats to win either office would bring ruin to the state...
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Harvey Rosenfeld attends a Democratic party rally Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla., bedecked in a red, white and blue outfit topped with an Uncle Sam hat and had a sign around his neck reading, “Be Patriotic, Respect Democracy, Honor America.” The 68-year-old retired publicist said he had been a Republican for 30 years until its stances against abortion rights and gay rights drove him away. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
November 03, 2018 - 8:04 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school's homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and eight-inch platform shoes with...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2018 - 5:51 pm
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is sharing the stage at a Florida rally with the state's Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor, at the same time taking swipes at their Democratic opponents. Trump's...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left, Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrtocki, File)
November 03, 2018 - 3:28 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Republicans seized control of every statewide elected office in the 2010 midterm election, and they've maintained their dominance ever since. But in a state Republicans like to boast is the "reddest of the red," 72-year-old Democrat Drew Edmondson is threatening to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photograph, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton speaks after introducing his running mate, Lang Sias, during a news conference in a military aircraft museum in Denver. Stapleton, who has served two terms as the state's treasurer, is facing Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the race for the state's top official. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 03, 2018 - 2:52 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing state as the GOP tries to prevent a complete Democratic takeover of the Statehouse. Stapleton's...
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FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo Democratic candidate for Georgia Gov. Stacey Abrams waves at a campaign event in Atlanta. Over the course of a year, Stacey Abrams has transformed from a technocratic leader in the Georgia legislature into a nationally known symbol of the Democratic Party’s future. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 03, 2018 - 1:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Last-minute legal decisions, a racist robocall and a protester wearing a giant chicken suit holding a sign that reads "too chicken to debate." These are the various scenes playing out amid the final furious days of the hotly contested and historic race for Georgia governor between...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Deb Haaland, a Democratic candidate for Congress for central New Mexico's open seat and a tribal member of the Laguna Pueblo, sits at her Albuquerque home. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking seats in Congress, governor's offices, state legislatures and other posts across the country in what political observers say has been a record number of candidates. Congressional races in New Mexico and Kansas could determine whether Congress has its first Native American representative. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
November 03, 2018 - 12:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland is not the first Native American woman to run for Congress, but she could be one of the first elected Tuesday. More than 100 Native Americans are seeking seats in Congress, governor's offices, state legislatures and other posts across the country in what...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left: Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach; Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly; and Independent candidate, businessmen Greg Orman. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
November 03, 2018 - 9:12 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in Kansas who have had to sit on the political sidelines for the better part of a decade are hoping for a blue wave on Election Day that could help them break the Republican grip on power. They are optimistic about their chances in several contests, including the...
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